Real Madrid superstar, Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior, well known as Marcelo is leaving the current European champions as the most decorated player in the history of the club.
Marcelo who has spent fifteen years in Madrid succeeded another great player, Roberto Carlos, who spent just half a season with him the club.
Marcelo won 25 trophies: six LaLiga Santander championships, five Spanish Super Cups, four Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups and two Copa del Rey. He increased his tally of Champions League win to the fifth, after the Los Blancos defeated Liverpool 1-0 in Paris on Saturday.
With such magnificent record, the 34-year-old has overtaken Paco Gento who won six European Cups in the 1950s and ’60s.
The talented left full back has made some comments and shared his thoughts, noting that it is not a sad day, after achieving such remarkable feats with the Spanish giants.
“It’s an incredible emotion because it’s my last game at Real Madrid,” said Marcelo after that 1-0 victory in Paris. “Leaving with a Champions League is a huge joy. It isn’t a sad day.”
It was a day of massive celebrations at the Plaza de Cibeles on Sunday, as Marcelo was animated on the touchline and Madrid made history to win the 14th European Cup title.
Speaking further, the Real Madrid captain said, “It is a wonderful moment in my life. I close a cycle here, in the best club in the world,”
“Today is not a day of sadness, but a day of joy because we have once again won the best championship in the world. I am very proud of myself and so is my family. We have lived many magical nights together.
“I tell you one thing, the future of Madrid is very good with the young players. Hala Madrid!”